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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

ELC English Language Center

ELC 41 (0.00)

ESL: Writing and Grammar for Academic Purposes

This course is designed for high-intermediate English language students to develop academic writing skills. Students in this class will learn to write successful academic papers through outlining ideas, writing first drafts, peer editing, and revising. Students progress from writing well-formed paragraphs to longer essays with clear topic sentences, appropriate support materials, and logical conclusions. Students also will learn about the different styles of academic writing, including the use of references and citations. This course together with ELC 42 partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.
   Course ID: 057357
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 42 (0.00)

ESL: Reading and Vocabulary Development for Academic Purposes

This course is designed for high-intermediate English language students to improve reading comprehension and general language skills. Students will develop advanced comprehension skills, understand figurative language, and recognize a writer's intent. Texts include fiction and non-fiction materials, emphasizing reading for both information and pleasure. Students are encouraged to participate in class and online discussions, and prepare reading logs and presentations for class. Students . This course together with ELC 41 partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.
   Course ID: 057358
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 43 (0.00)

ESL: Speaking and Listening for Academic Purposes

This course is designed to increase the spoken fluency and listening comprehension of high-intermediate English students, and to introduce them to English appropriate to an academic environment. Students will develop their skills in taking lecture notes, comprehending academic lectures, creating presentations, and participating in class discussions. The course includes practice in real UMBC academic settings. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.
   Course ID: 057359
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 51 (0.00)

ESL: Advanced Writing and Grammar for Academic Purposes

This course is designed to prepare advanced students to write in English with university-level competence and accuracy. Students further develop their skills with the writing process, academic vocabulary, advanced grammatical structures, presentation and analysis of research topics, and narrative and persuasive writing. Students learn to write for specific audiences and purposes and to produce a research paper. This course together with ELC 52 partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements. Prerequisites: ELC 41 and ELC 42.
   Course ID: 057360
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ELC41 and ELC\42 both with a grade of C or better.

ELC 52 (0.00)

ESL: Advanced Reading and Vocabulary Development for Academic Purposes

In this course, students develop advanced critical reading skills using a variety of source materials. Readings may include articles, non-fiction writing and data presentations. Students will be able to identify major points and types of support, separate fact from opinion and anlyze vocabulary used in the text. Students are encouraged to participate in critical thinking exercises and class discussions. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
   Course ID: 057361
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ELC41 and ELC\42 both with a grade of C or better.

ELC 53 (0.00)

ESL: Advanced Speaking and Listening for Academic Purposes

This course provides advanced students with extensive practice in English communication skills and strategies in an academic environment. Students improve listening comprehension and pronunciation skills, and they participate in group discussions. As part of the course, students also will attend academic lectures and campus activities and prepare presentations for the class. Prerequisite: permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100006
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ELC 43 with a grade of C or better.

ELC 54 (0.00)

Cross-Cultural Communication and University Life

This course is designed to develop students' English speaking and listening skills through the study of culture, especially as portrayed in media. Students discuss, debate, and analyze how cultural values and beliefs are demonstrated in society. Students further develop their intercultural communications skills through case studies, online discussions, and journaling. Students utilize technology to create a final class project on cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: Departmental conscent to register.
   Course ID: 057363
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 61 (0.00)

ESL Special Topics I: Writing for Research and Professional Purposes

Writing for Research and Professional Purposes - In this course, students will work with published materials in their own disciplines and develop their own writing projects in the context of disciplinary and professional expectations and audiences. Students may be working on writing scholarly papers, research proposals, theses, or dissertation projects. The focus of the work will be on refining writing within specific disciplinary discourses, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, and grammatical patterns common to the discipline, and strategies and resources for successful academic and professional writing. Students will work individually with the instructor, in groups and as peer reviewers for each other's work.
   Course ID: 100007
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 61S (0.00)

ESL Special Topics I: Writing for Research and Professional Purposes (Summer)

Writing for Research and Professional Purposes (ELC 601) In this course, students will work with published materials in their own disciplines and develop their own writing projects in the context of disciplinary and professional expectations and audiences. Students may be working on writing scholarly papers, research proposals, theses, or dissertation projects. The focus of the work will be on refining writing within specific disciplinary discourses, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, and grammatical patterns common to the discipline, and strategies and resources for successful academic and professional writing. Students will work individually with the instructor, in groups and as peer reviewers for each other's work. [1-3 institutional credits or non-credit]
   Course ID: 100200
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 63 (0.00)

ESL Special Topics II: Speaking and Listening for Research and Professional Purposes

This course will help highly advanced students to develop fluency in expressing their ideas in both the classroom and other university interactions. Activities include individual and group presentations, role-playing, discussion of current issues, individual pronunciation, interacting with faculty and peers, analyzing lengthy spoken material and other challenges facing advanced ESL students. Undergraduate students will interact with graduate students also enrolled in the class to present topics to their peers relevant to their intended discipline. Prerequisites: Permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100008
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 63S (0.00)

ESL Special Topics II: Speaking and Listening for Research and Professional Purposes

This course will help highly advanced students to develop fluency in expressing their ideas in both the classroom and other university interactions. Activities include individual and group presentations, role-playing discussion of current issues, individual pronunciation, interacting with faculty and peers, analyzing lengthy spoken materials and other challenges facing advanced ESL students. Undergraduate students will interact with graduate students also enrolled in the class to present topics to their peers relevant to their intended discipline. Prerequisite: permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100010
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 71 (0.00)

ESL Special Topics III: Advanced Writing for Research and Professional Purposes

Writing for Research and Professional Purposes - In this course, students will work with published materials in their own disciplines and develop their own writing projects in the context of disciplinary and professional expectations and audiences. Students may be working on writing scholarly papers, research proposals, theses, or dissertation projects. The focus of the work will be on refining writing within specific disciplinary discourses, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, and grammatical patterns common to the discipline, and strategies and resources for successful academic and professional writing. Students will work individually with the instructor, in groups and as peer reviewers for each other's work.
   Course ID: 000001
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 71S (0.00)

ESL Special Topics III: Advanced Writing for Research and Professional Purposes

In this course, students will work with published materials in their own disciplines and develop their own writing projects in the context of disciplinary and professional expectations and audiences. Students may be developing writing for scholarly papers, journal articles, research proposals, theses or dissertations. The focus of the work will be on refining writing within specific disciplinary discourses, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, grammatical patterns common to the discipline and strategies and resources for successful academic and professional writing. Students will work individually with the instructor in groups and as peer reviewers of for each other's work. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100012
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 73 (0.00)

ESL Special Topics IV: Advanced Oral Presentation/Discussion

This course will help highly advanced students to develop fluency in expressing ideas in both the classroom and other university interactions. Activities include individual and group presentations, role-playing, discussion of current issues, individual pronunciation, interacting with faculty and peers, analyzing lengthy spoken material and other challenges facing advanced ESL students. Undergraduate students will interact with graduate students also enrolled in the class to present topics to their peers relevant to their intended discipline. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100009
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ELC 73S (0.00)

ESL Special Topics IV: Advanced Oral Presentation/Discussion

This course will help highly advanced students to develop fluency in expressing their ideas in both the classroom and other university interactions. Activities include individual and group presentations, role-playing, discussion of current issues, individual pronunciation, interacting with faculty and peers, analyzing lengthy spoken materials and other challenges facing advanced ESL students. Undergraduate students will interact with graduate students also enrolled in the class to present topics to their peers relevant to their intended discipline. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
   Course ID: 100011
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture